EUROPEAN GOLF DESIGN
European Golf Design was established in 1992 as a Joint Venture between the European Tour and IMG, in order to provide a golf course design service for both parent companies and their various tournament and client based golf projects. European Golf Design has made a name for itself by consistently producing high quality and successful resorts, membership and tournament golf courses, on schedule and within budget.
European Golf Design has a wide scope of expertise in golf course design, landscape design, land planning, agronomy and computerised multi-media services. European Golf Design’s wealth of experience provides golf course design services of an unrivaled level of service to clients around the world. Importantly, by combining the core skills of the Design team with the unique elements of a site, European Golf Design aim to create an individual character for each new course.
Portmarnock Hotel & Links, Ireland
Designed by European Golf Design in association with Bernhard Langer
Spanning over 300 acres in sunny Florida, IMG Academies (IMGA) is the most advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport training and educational facility ever created. With two private academic schools on campus and students from over 100 countries, IMGA is the largest and most successful training facility ever created for athletes. Nowhere else in the world do aspiring and professional athletes in a variety of sports bond in one place within such a dynamic and motivating environment. IMGA delivers world-class sports training experiences to over 12,000 junior, collegiate, adult and professional athletes each year. In fact, IMGA can custom design a sports/recreation experience for every member of the family.
The IMGA campus provides an inspiring and integrated support environment for athletes to excel in the following sports; golf, tennis (the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy), soccer, baseball, basketball and swimming.
IMGA's 300-acre campus attracts individuals from all over the world
Established in 1997, IAGTO's membership comprises of more than 1400 golf resorts, golf courses, hotels, receptive operators, airlines, tourist boards, approved media and business partners in 80 countries including, at its core, 350 specialist golf tour operators in over 50 countries. IAGTO's operators control over 80% of golf vacation packages sold out of Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Australasia, with annual sales of more than €1 billion.
IAGTO is the offical Association Patrner of the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) which has become the industry's annual trade show where more than 10,000 meetings take place between buyers and suppliers. The IAGTO Awards in partnership with Virgin Atlantic reward the achievements of undiscovered, emerging and established golf destinations and golf resorts each year and climax with the Honourary Award which has been presented to some of the world's most influential goflers and industry figures. IAGTO also administers the International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA).
One of IAGTO's primary roles is to assist emerging and established golf destinations together with individual golf resorts position themselves to deliver the best possible experience to the visiting golfer, and to generate sustainable growth in golf tourism. IAGTO also acts to maintain and raise standards throughout the golf travel industry.
IAGTO is the global trade organisation for the golf industry
Rain Bird has been a sponsor of the “IMG Invitational presented by Rain Bird” since 1994. The IMG Invitational is an annual customer hospitality event for those in the golf course development industry which has been held in such countries as Australia, Singapore, China, Taiwan and Thailand.
A privately held company founded in 1933, Rain Bird Corporation is the leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services. Since its beginnings, Rain Bird has offered the industry’s broadest range of irrigation products for farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes in more than 130 countries around the world.
Rain Bird has been awarded more than 130 patents, including the first in 1935 for the original horizontal action impact drive sprinkler (U.S. Patent #1,997,901), which revolutionized the food production industry and ushered in a new era in irrigation, worldwide. The original impact sprinkler was designated a historic landmark in 1990 by the American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Today, Rain Bird offers over 4,000 irrigation products and services.
Rain Bird is committed to The Intelligent Use of Water™. It is our legacy to design and manufacture only those products of the highest value and quality. We work for long-term, responsible partnerships with our customers and our vendors. This is who we are, and this is how we wish to be perceived in the irrigation industry and our communities.
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Christopher Gray, Area Manager S E Asia-Golf, Rain Bird International, in Pattaya, Thailand, with winners from the 2012 IMG Invitational presented by Rain Bird.